It is estimated that 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder. In this video Paula Blight, Chief Executive of Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorder Association, discusses developing joined up pathways between services to intervene early and help individuals recover from their eating disorder.
More young people than ever before are receiving treatment for eating disorders, according to NHS figures. In this video, Sue Dixon, Head of Teacher Education at Goldsmiths, discusses the development and benefits of early intervention in providing wrap around care for young adults with eating disorders.
In the UK, people with eating disorders face a 3.5-year delay between falling ill and starting treatment. In this video Duncan Campbell and Fiona Jenkins from EmpowerED discuss the importance of understanding and including lived experience in the development of eating disorder treatment plans to ensure a patient centred approach.
Weight Management Services are a big part of the NHS Get Better Strategy. However, they only address the metric weight of a patient. Emotional support is needed to help the patient understand the potential underlying reasons for their situation. Only through a joint emotional and physical approach to weight management can patients’ be supported to make healthier decisions.